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Ibanez RGA series RGAR42MFMT Electric Guitar

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If Ibanez can lay claim to the title of being the strongest name in Metal guitars, then the RGA is the model this reputation was built on. Every inch...Click To Read More About This Product

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High performance at a low price.

If Ibanez can lay claim to the title of being the strongest name in Metal guitars, then the RGA is the model this reputation was built on. Every inch of this classic screams speed, fury, and expression.

The RGAR42MFMT features a mahogany body with stunning flamed maple top and the legendary thin, Wizard III maple neck, revered for both its playing comfort and unparalleled speed. A Maple fretboard and reversed headstock round out the visuals. Proprietary Quantum pickups for a focused, vintage meets modern, vibe and you’ve got a guitar that’s every inch a pure metal machine. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Made-for-metal body design
  • Stunning maple top
  • Fast-playing Wizard III neck
  • Versatile Quantum humbuckers with 5-way switch
  • Rock-stable, double-locking tremolo

Take your playing to the next level on a budget. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Laminatead
  • Top wood: Flamed Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Wizard III
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 15.75 in.
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Quantum (H)
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Quantum (H)
  • Brand: Ibanez
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Switchable, neck humbucker in parallel position 2
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: Yes, position 4
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle double locking
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Black
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Top wood
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Indonesia
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IbanezRGA series RGAR42MFMT Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great value

By TelicJeff

from Asheville NC

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Ibanez RGA series RGAR42MFMT Electric Guitar:

    Bought the dragons eye with the maple fretboard basically only for the aesthetics. Ended up playing surprisingly well, being set up almost perfectly and sounding way better than it has any business sounding for the price range it's in. Great guitar for the money

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice axe.

    By IamRoot

    from Man, WV

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez RGA series RGAR42MFMT Electric Guitar:

      I was a little skeptical of the Indonesian made Ibanez guitars. Totally unfounded. This thing as a great guitar and outstanding bargain. The finish looks great. The fret ends feel good. After a setup, the trem stays in tune as well as any other that I've owned. Overall, I dig it. I do wish they would offer some models with chrome hardware as the all black tends to make it look cheaper. For this kind of money, I find it hard to believe that anyone would be disappointed.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My First Ibanez, the Super Strat?

      By Rich at the Beach

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording

        Comments about Ibanez RGA series RGAR42MFMT Electric Guitar:

        This (and the blue with rosewood/hardtail) are my first Ibanezes. I mostly play strats and Les Pauls. As I understand it, these have been referred to as Super Strats, because of the double cutaway and the HH. The blue has a matching headstock and a five tone switch. The neck is the most comfortable I've played, the strings are evenly spaced and there's plenty of room for your fingers, even at the top. The satin finished body has the same feel as the neck and it weighs around 6 pounds. After I found the dragon eye (reverse matching headstock, maple fretboard and whammy) at the same price, I couldn't let go of the blue, so now I have two. I'm playing them through my Boss Katana, and it's a good match. Gotta say, it's a totally new guitar playing experience, and the only question is which one to pick up first. If you're thinking about an Ibanez, this would be the one (or two).

         
        5.0

        Impressive Value

        By JSM

        from PA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Many Features at low price point
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Tremolo could be better quality

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands

        Comments about Ibanez RGA series RGAR42MFMT Electric Guitar:

        Ibanez of offers a big value with this guitar at this price point. Action, fit, and finish were all outstanding. The Dragon's Eye Burst top makes guitar look like it cost 3 times what I paid. Quantum pickups are adequate for clean tones to metal. Tremolo is fairly stable but could be improved. Overall very impressed with the guitar and highly recommend it if you're looking for Ibanez quality without busting the bank.

         
        4.0

        Ibanez stepping up their Indonesian game...FINALLY!!!

        By John the Prog Fanatic

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Ibanez RGA series RGAR42MFMT Electric Guitar:

          As the title says....Ibanez is stepping up their game on their lower priced line. I've had a few of their Indonesian made guitars in the past and, more often than not, they just didn't work out. I picked up one of these in my local shop and WOW. The fit...the finish...the playability...and surprisingly GOOD pickups. Not GREAT...but GOOD. That is saying a lot. The Quantums are actually well balanced tone wise. I don't see an immediate need to swap em', even though I will likely do so in the future.
          Let's talk finish...
          I am loving this current trend of satin/flat flame tops on guitars. No fingerprints and a super smooth feel. My arm just feels so comfortable when playing and it looks gorgeous. I got the Dragon Eye finish and it's a stunner. Along with the matching reverse headstock and maple board...she's a stunner.
          She's also extremely lightweight and comfortable. Unlike the RG series...the RGA is beveled and contoured and so comfortable.
          All in all...I am very impressed. So much so that I am considering getting a second in blue for alternate tunings.

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